i can almost NEVER get everything i need, all from 1 single person.
for the sellers, i suppose that's just grand, i mean, i'd love for someone to buy a few supplies from me, and a few from my competitors, but i'm nice like that.
when i'm buying supplies (for myself)? i like to get them all from 1 place.
and to be perfectly honest, i prefer ArtfulMarket.
she's a wonderful woman, and fantastic to work with.
but this time around, she doesn't have everything i need.
i'm still in the pricing phase, but what i need is a lot of very basic (to a costume jewelry maker) supplies.
i need, in no particular order ::
antiqued goldtone eye and headpins (2"), 6mm and 4mm ID jumprings
antiqued silvertone eye and headpins (2"), 6mm and 4mm ID jumprings
bright silvertone eye and headpins (2")
bright goldtone eye and headpins (2"), 6mm and 4mm ID jumprings
gunmetal silver eye and headpins (2"), 6mm and 4mm ID jumprings
and i want at LEAST 200 of each kind of eye and head pin (as in, 200 eye pins and 200 headpins, not 100 of each to make 200 total), and 500 of each kind of jumpring.
i tend to buy supplies like these 1x a year, you see, and the only reason copper isn't in there is because i made a HUGE order from Artful a few months ago when i was flush with money and no bills. and having a love affair with copper. ;P
i have since made a good dent in those copper findings, but i'm in no danger of running out as of right now.
now, you'll notice that chain is not on that list.
i tend to buy my chains from monsterslayer, because you cannot beat those prices. also, clasps are mysteriously absent. this is because i need to go through the clasps i have and decide which kinds i need, and how many of each.
now, again, i'm still in the pricing phase, and i haven't decided if i'm going to email Artful and just ask her if she can even get what i'm looking for in the quantities i want them in. if she can, great! if not, no harm no foul, it's not like i've ever heard the word "no" before.
also, i didn't intend this to be a rant about supplies or suppliers or anything like that, i'm posting all this mostly just to say that i really wish i could find what i need all in one place.
and i'm sure you've all felt that frustration. ^^;
Pronounced "Impatience", and named after the little ground-covering flower, Impatiens Designs hopes to be your favourite costume jewelry boutique. I use the highest quality materials possible in my pieces, and the only pieces that make it here are the ones that I'm happy with and would wear myself.